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Treatment Of People

Policy Type: Executive Limitations
Policy Title: Treatment of People

With respect to treatment of all students, staff and citizens from the community, the President may not cause or allow conditions that are inhumane, unfair, undignified, discriminatory or illegal.

Accordingly, the President may not:

1. Operate without personnel procedures that clarify personnel rules, provide for effective handling of grievances, and protect against improper implementation of personnel rules.

2. Discriminate against any staff member for appropriately expressing an ethical or professional dissent

3. Prevent students and staff from using established grievance procedures. and when those procedures are exhausted prevent staff from grieving to the Board when the employee alleges that Board policy has been violated to his or her detriment.

4. Fail to acquaint staff, students, and citizens with their rights under this policy.

5. Allow the day-to-day operations to impede the vision or prevent the achievement of the ends of the institution.

6. Act in any manner inconsistent with the following:

A. The Board reaffirms its position and holds to an unchanging philosophy of equal employment for everyone. The College has established a policy of recruitment, employment, advancement, and upgrading, based on qualifications and which accommodates diversity. All GRCC personnel actions, programs, practices, and benefits have been and will continue to be administered according to this policy and philosophy.

B. Fail to comply with all State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to employees and students including those pertaining to discrimination and equal opportunity.

7. Fail to take prompt and appropriate action when the President becomes aware of any violation of State or Federal laws, rules, or regulations or of Board policies.

8. Fail to seek solutions and adapt facilities and services to meet students’ needs

9. Fail to provide appropriate facilities and services that meet students’ needs

10. Fail to provide opportunities for learners to develop the skills they need to succeed in the world of changing technologies.

11. Fail to maintain a constant process of assessment and evaluation leading to improvement.

12. Fail to provide each employee with opportunities for meaningful professional/personal development based on his or her needs.

14. Fail to provide multiple structures that support shared governance.